What are your three best wishes?

18 Dec

What are your three best wishes?

Dream lofty for dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. James Allen

I had asked a good friend of mine what her three best wishes would be if a genii were to ask her. She could not readily answer and I think she bought time by telling that let the genii ask me first. Most of us do not have a clear wish list. We haven’t prioritised them even if we had one. If you had missed your bus, you may wish that another one to come soon. I am not talking about such petty wishes. We are not often in a position to spell out what we want in our lives. We haven’t thought about them. Perhaps it would be nice to write down our thirty or forty wishes and then scan them to prioritise them. Like a child we should not ask for a jar full of candies. We must seek the best. Many of the wishes we had noted would be deleted on a second look and some new ones instead may find place.

Our first talk should be to know what we want from our life. There should be a purpose in it. Otherwise we are like a rudderless ship moving in unchartered seas. I read success in anything, even in life,’ isn’t the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.’

 “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.’

Let us now spell out our best three wishes initially before we set out accomplishing them




Posted by on December 18, 2008 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “What are your three best wishes?

  1. Julie

    December 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    True indeed………….human beings just wish at random………instant thoughts become wishes and they try to acquire. If only we prioritise our wants and needs……..we would have given ameaning to our life. And like your friends says…………let the genie come and ask…………….and if the wants expressed are open…………we would see for ourselves how foolish we were.Good day

  2. Parthasarathi

    December 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the comments. regards,KP

  3. Vidya

    December 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Our wish list changes with different circumstances. Priorities change. The list we make now will definitely change with time and situations. I do agree with the author that we need to prioritize things in our life and see what\’s important. Very well written.

  4. Parthasarathi

    December 18, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks, Vidya for your nice comments.KP


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